Run: 10.3 Miles
Time: 2:00:22 (11:40 pace)
Running Miles: 63.9
Biking Miles: 57.4
Total Miles: 121.3
Weight Loss: 5 Pounds
Back in the beginning of November I set a personal goal to run 10 miles before the end of February. Tonight, I achieved that goal.
I started my run around 8:30pm and went a total of 10.3 miles in 2 hours and it felt awesome. I am incredibly sore at the moment but that's to be expected. I'm anxious to see how I recover from this long run. Tomorrow is strength training and an easy bike ride. I will tell you that there will be no leg workouts in that strength training session.:) Tonight I had two dinners, one at 5:30 and another at 7pm, as well as about 32 ounces of water. I will tell you that I did not hydrate or fuel myself during the run in any way. My next 10 miler will be different and I will take my sports drink and water in a fuel belt for that distance. However, I didn't feel like I suffered by not hydrating on this run and still had energy to finish the run strong.
What an amazing feeling to set a goal like that and complete it. Running a marathon has been a goal of mine for several years, that and complete an Ironman event and it wasn't until I really started my journey in May of 2004 that I started to think more about those goals. So tonight was just another smaller step closer to those larger goals. Check out the overview of my run from tonight. - Jason The Running Man